Health – Scoil Eoin is a Health Promoting School

Scoil Eoin has always been to the forefront of Health Promotion and the school was recently awarded the HSE Healthy Ireland-Health Promoting Schools Flag. We have always been a health promoting school, committed to the health and well being of the whole school community and this flag is recognition of this work. Well done to Miss Appleby and the Healthy Eating Committee for their hard work all year. This flag will be raised at a ceremony in November.

Principal, Joe McDonald, parent, Vivian McArdle, teacher, Elaine Trainor, Tara Kearns, HSE and pupils holding the Health Promoting School Flag at Rampark NS which was raised by Paddy Keenan, St. Patrick's GFC.

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This year’s 6th Class Healthy Eating Committee receiving their certificates from Health Co-ordinator, Miss Appleby and principal, Bean Uí Nuanáin.

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School lunches need to be both filling and nutritious, always carried in a  lunchbox.

 

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Healthy Eating Week
Staff in Scoil Eoin spent prepared plates of fruit which were then distributed to each class.

Plates of fruit being prepared for the children in each class.

Healthy Eating Week generally falls every year in the month of November. There is a further emphasis during this week on healthy eating and children will be encouraged to bring healthy and nutritious food to school. Attention is drawn to the food pyramid and exercise is promoted.  
Extra exercise will also be encouraged as a way of staying healthy and fit.
A food pyramid will be on display in the foyer and children will visit it and discuss the different types of food. Healthy and not so healthy food will be displayed on charts.
How advertising influences our eating habits will be talked about.
Children will be encouraged to design a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner menu.
Boys in ranganna IV, V,VI will perform a short drama for the younger children.
Fruit tasting will take place on Thursday 18th.
Have a healthy week.

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